Exhibitions & News
Through an active research and exhibitions program, the museum strives to advance knowledge, stimulate interest and engage with our collections by inspiring visitors aesthetically, visually, and intellectually. We connect scholars with art and art scholarship with the public.
The Collection and Galleries
Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss initiated these collections in the first half of the twentieth century and provided the vision for future acquisitions after giving Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University.
Admission and Tours
The museum will be closed to the public from May 23 through the end of 2016. We regret that we cannot accommodate scheduled tours during this period. However, the gardens will be open and both introductory group tours and booked private tours will be offered. We apologize for the inconvenience.